NNPC suspends petrol sale over car explosion near station

By Energy Worth

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday, announced the temporary suspension of products dispensing activities at its mega station along Lagos Road in Port Harcourt due to a fire incident near the station.It said the fire was as a result of a car explosion that occurred outside the station after petrol was dispensed into an in-built locally fabricated tank designed to siphon fuel.Though the fire did not affect the station, the corporation noted that it was imperative to suspend operations in order to enable security agencies to clear the resultant traffic situation at the scene.The national oil firm also stated that a combined team of its officials and those of the Department of Petroleum Resources, led by the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, heightened the tempo of unscheduled visits to fuel stations suspected to be involved in underhand dealings across the Federal Capital Territory.

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